Automotive Collision Repair Course Description

ACR 116 Collision Repair Electrical Analysis (4 credit hours)
Theory and repair of electrical and electronic systems related to the collision repair industry. Includes electrical theory, DVOM use, wire and circuit repairs, electronic diagnosis of ABS and SIR systems, and schematic usage. Prerequisites: ACR 130, ACR 133, and MAT 131. F

ACR 130 Unibody Construction, Estimating, and Measuring Principles (4 credit hours)
Overview of collision repair industry; emphasis on unibody vehicles and the repair process. Includes cost estimating and different measuring systems. Prerequisites: approval of program director or department chair and concurrent enrollment in ACR 131 and ACR 133. F S

ACR 131 Collision Repair Work Experience I (2 credit hours)
Work experience in collision repair designed to reinforce class material. Prerequisites: concurrent enrollment in ACR 130. F S

ACR 133 Unibody Collision Repair (4 credit hours)
Straightening unibody systems in collision repair; restore corrosion protection; outer panel protection; dent repair, door skins, quarter panels; remove and install fenders, doors, and decklids. Prerequisites: concurrent enrollment in ACR 130 and ACR 131. F S

ACR 134 Collision Repair Work Experience II (2 credit hours)
Work experience in collision repair designed to reinforce class material and enhance ACR 131. Prerequisite: ACR 131. F S Su

ACR 135 Collision Repair: Glass, Plastic, Trim, and Structural Repair (4 credit hours)
Second course in collision repair: passive restraints, glass work, plastics and plastic repairs, measuring principles, frame straightening techniques, and replacing and repairing structural components. Basic understanding and use of a nitrogen plastic welder. Prerequisite: credit or concurrent enrollment in ACR 130. F S

ACR 136 Collision Repair Work Experience III (2 credit hours)
Work experience in collision repair designed to reinforce class material and to enhance ACR 134. Prerequisites: ACR 131 and ACR 134. F S Su

ACR 137 Vehicle Prep/Top Coat Application (4 credit hours)
Collision repair paint systems, refinishing materials, blending techniques, surface preparation, safety practices, painting equipment, applying finish, and paint application problems. Prerequisites: ACR 130 or approval of instructor or department chair. F S

ACR 154 Collision Repair Mechanical Analysis (4 credit hours)
Theory and repair of mechanical systems most often affected by collisions; includes steering, suspension, wheel alignment, brakes, air conditioning, and cooling systems. Prerequisite: ACR 130. F S

ACR 155 Custom Automotive Upholstery (3 credit hours)
Basic and advanced principles of automotive custom upholstery fabrication including repair, design, and identification of materials used in the industry. F Su

ACR 156 Custom Refinish Techniques (2 credit hours)
Theories of custom refinish and styling: hands-on experience with custom automotive finishes, flames, scallops, shadowing, airbrush, and hidden designs. Prerequisite: credit or concurrent enrollment in ACR 137 or approval of instructor or department chair. F S

ACR 272 Advanced Structural Repair (2.5 credit hours)
Diagnosis and repair of today's unique vehicle structures emphasizing hydroformed full-frame vehicles, space-frame structures, and aluminum unibody vehicles. Analysis of the vehicle center section. Strategy for making a three-point measurement with computerized measuring systems. Prerequisites: ACR 130, ACR 133, and ACR 154. F

ACR 273 Advanced Vehicle Systems (2.5 credit hours)
Operation, diagnosis, and repair of advanced vehicle systems including anti-lock brakes, traction control, SRS airbag systems, convenience systems, navigation systems, speed control, power accessories, collision avoidance systems, and active suspensions. Prerequisite: ACR 116 or approval of instructor or department chair. S

ACR 274 Advanced Refinish Techniques (4 credit hours)
Advanced color theory, color evaluation and tinting, mica/pearl control techniques, wet bed blends, let down panels, tri-coats, quad-coats, advanced spot repair, paint defect evaluation and repair. Prerequisite: ACR 137 or approval of instructor or department chair. Su

WLD 110 Beginning Gas and Arc Welding (2 credit hours)
Introductory theory and practice in oxyacetylene and shielded metal arc welding. Includes oxyacetylene fusion welding and brazing in the flat position, shielded metal arc welding in flat position, manual oxyfuel cutting, and plasma arc cutting. F

WLD 112 Gas Metal Arc Welding (2 credit hours)
Gas metal and arc welding fundamentals, welding safety, gas metal arc equipment adjustments, metal transfer, and shielding gases; skill development in all positions of welding on mild steel ranging from 1/8" to 22 gauge steel. Prerequisites: credit or concurrent enrollment in WLD 110 or WLD 111. F